Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Countdown

“Chess is a game of vision and not visibility”

Darpan Inani was 3 when he completely lost his eyesight. In an incident that put a rude halt to an otherwise ordinary course of childhood, he was left sightless as the result of an incurable infection. On the other hand,...

Sukant Kadam’s incredible story- from a college team reject to becoming World No.2

Early days Things were not easy for Sukant Kadam during his college days, why would it be? The Para-Badminton player had to smash his way to the college team during the 1st year of his Engineering course. From there to...

“Imagination is the biggest asset in Blind Chess”: India’s contingent for the Asian Para Games hopes for recognition

Para sports in itself has been a massively ignored field in India. However, some might believe that in recent years, there has been progress on that front. It is still not recognised as much as it should be, but at...

Niranjan Mukundan: Taking it one day at a time

The Thanyapura Academy in Phuket is fondly known among swimming circuits as a FINA hub. In 2015, as a part of a partnership between the global body for governance of swimming and the academy itself, 21 aspiring Olympians and...

Indian parabadminton squad look to quell controversies with eyes on the prize

The Para-Badminton competition looks set to be one of the most hotly contested at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games, with 17 of the 21 World Champions from the 2017 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships competing. A total of 157 athletes from 19...

Para-sports should not just be noticed for medals: Sharath Gayakwad

In a country where most sports other than cricket get stepmotherly treatment, and badminton is perhaps one of the few sports to have properly entered the public consciousness, swimming is a far cry from people being aware.  And then, perhaps,...

In Numbers: Manasi Joshi’s amazing consistency makes her a medal prospect in the Asian Para Games

In 2014, three years after a horrific accident that affected her for life, Manasi Joshi played her first international para-badminton tournament. She went in with no expectations, barely having turned pro at that point in time, but came out...

Superstition, Self-belief and Finland training key to Sandeep Chaudhary’s world record show

A fourth-place finish in Paralympic Games would be disheartening for many newcomers but not for Indian para javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary. It acted as a catalyst to give him the extra push in the years to come. Two years...

Rinku Hooda: From the track to the field, on ‘Haryana ki mitti’

Rinku Hooda's introduction to Para sports began after his arm got stuck in a paddy-sowing machine when he was merely 3-years-old. However, that has not stopped the iron-willed athlete from achieving great heights and making the nation proud. In...

Asian Para Games gold medalist caught in dope cloud

Despite India's huge medal haul at the Asian Para Games recently concluded earlier this month in Jakarta, embarrassment seems to be in order for the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) as one of India's gold medalists, Narayan Thakur (100m-T35...